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138578Re: regex variable

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  • Lech Lorens
    Jul 18, 2013
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      On Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:42:06 PM UTC+2, shawn wilson wrote:
      > Is there a way of using a variable in a regex?
      >
      > I'm constantly looking for the first octet of IP addresses, so I do:
      > /[^0-9\.]10\.
      >
      >
      >
      > What I've been doing is hitting / and up arrow and then edit but if I
      > could store [^0-9\.] in something easily accessed, that would save
      > some time.

      Slightly off-topic, but wanted to make you aware that [^\.] matches anything that isn't a dot AND IS NOT A BACKSLASH. IOW backslash is not escaping the dot inside the [] range.

      Cheers,
      Lech

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